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Oak Tree Circle

January 1 - December 31

New Orleans City Park’s Annual Philanthropic Giving Circle

The Oak Tree Circle is the annual philanthropic giving circle of New Orleans City Park.  The giving circle celebrates individual donors making annual gifts of $1,000 or more to further City Park’s mission.

An exceptional community of individuals, Oak Tree Circle members are united by a determination to ease the burden of the annual costs tied to Park operations, improvements, and beautification. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize your distinguished and generous support.

With five giving levels ranging from $1,000 to $25,000+, the Oak Tree Circle provides a variety of rewarding benefits such as:

  • Premier recognition
  • Exclusive members-only invitations to special events
  • Behind-the-scenes tours with Park professionals
  • Friends of City Park membership
  • Tickets to annual appreciation events

CAPSTONE MEMBER: three-year commitment

  • Oak Tree Circle gifts with a commitment of three or more years count toward being a Capstone Member
  • Capstone Members provide Park Administration with the knowledge that year after year funds will be available to continue vital programs within the Park
  • Participation as a Capstone Member signifies being part of a special community of donors dedicated to shaping the future of City Park
  • Capstone Member Recognition:
    $1,000 – $2,499  Bronze Lapel Pin
    $2,500 – $9,999  Silver Lapel Pin
    $10,000 – above  Gold Lapel Pin

For full details on levels and benefits click here: Oak Tree Circle Description



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$100,000 AND ABOVE
Friends of City Park
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Greg Keller | Krystyna Doerfler

$50,000 – $99,999
The Botanical Garden Foundation
The Azby Fund
The Helis Foundation
Larry and JoAnn Katz*

$20,000 – $49,999
Vivian and Richard Cahn*
Coca-Cola North America
Garden Study Club of America
Marla and Larry Garvey**
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Foundation
Liz and Poco Sloss*
Goldring Family Foundation | Woldenberg Foundation

$15,000 – $19,999
Caroline and Bo Reily
Bobby and Lori Savoie*

$10,000 – $14,999
Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation
Kay and John Colbert
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
Neil Jeffery
Jenny Johnson Family Foundation
Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation
Shell Oil
David and Barbara Waller*
David B. Workman Fund

$5,000 – $9,999
J. Patrick Beauchamp
Ray Brandt Auto Group
Katherine Boh
John and Mary Burke
Jay and Avery Corenswet
Joel and KatherineDerby
Sally Duplantier**
William and Carro Gardner*
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
John Pope
Robert and Cassie Worley*

$2,500 – $4,999
Anne Abbott
Muffin Balart
Batture, LLC
Chad and Vanessa Berg
Sybil and D. Blair Favrot
Renee Fransen and Eddie Bonin
Brenda Buras-Elsen
Laura Finn
Robin and James Goldsmith
Sue and Michael Guarisco**
Richard and Patricia KirschmanΟ
Rebecca and Dan Lester*
Renee and Paul Masinter*Ο
Moyse Family Foundation Ο
Arlene Nesser
Perino’s Garden Center
Carolyn and Walton Sanchez
Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk*Ο
Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation
Nicole and Jason Villemarette
Megan and Jonathan Walker
Rita May and Thomas Ward
Virginia Weinmann
Rodger and Mary Wheaton
Guy and Dale Williams
In honor of Lauren Rouatt

$1,000 – $2,499
Anne Abbott
Harold Asher
Barkedale Foundation
Baptist Community Ministries
Ellen and Mac Ball
Jan and Anthony Barnes
Bob and Pat BeckerΟ
Be’Je’ Designs, Inc.
Darryl Berger
Sydney and Walda Besthoff, III
Virginia Besthoff
The Booth-Bricker Fund – Charles Mayer
Bruce and Lizabeth Boulware
Marion Bright
A. Vernon Brinson
Jane and Walter Brooks**
Ralph and Susan Brennan**
George and Louisette Brown
Pamela Burck
Cheryl and Lee Cabes
Ellie Camberg
John Cerise
Edgar “Dooky” Chase**
Craig Cheramie
Rick and Debbie Corales
Charles Cerise and Janis Van Meerveld
Clark and Lisa Charbonnet
Laura and Philip Claverie**
Steven and A.D. Cosse
Linda Cross
Joel Daste
Peter and Karen DeBlieux
Rhonda Deen and Christopher Willard
Terry and Lynette Dufrene
Perry and Ninette Eastman, III
Catherine and David Edwards
Bart and Cherise Farris
Janet and Thomas Favrot
Ann Fishman
Bryan and Lauren Fitzpatrick
Gus and Carlotta Fritchie
Wendell and Anne Gauthier Family Foundation
John Fowler
Amy Goodson
Elaine and Patrick Gootee
Susan Gundlach
Eric and Jan Groh
Paul Groner
Goeffrey and Tomidee Guillot
Tania Hahn and Melissa Warren
Simone Haygood
George and Linda Hebbler
Alan and Dee Heintzen**

$1,000 – $2,499 (continued)
Angela and Lee Henderson
Susan and Bill Hess**
Denise and Bill Hoffman**
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holman
Rebecca Hutchings
Christopher Hevezi and Mary Kanellos
Thomas and Constance Kitchen
Eric and Alexandria Kless
E. Jame Kock, III
Mary Kock
Gail Ingrish
Cindi and Sid Jacobson
Todd and Coco Johnson
Rosalie Johnston
Jones Walker
Robert and Diana Jones
R. Richardson and Jane King
David Kurtz
Missy Lacroix and Gary Hemphill
Lou Lane
James and Sally Lapeyre
Mittie and Bill LeCorgne
Andrea and Georges LeGrand
Walt Leger, Jr.
Frank and Coya Levy
Robert and Mary Lupo*
Catherine Makk
Marie Laveau’s Foundation | Claudio Hemb
R & R Mason
Ed Mathes and Ann Schmuelling**
Charles and Cammie Mayer
Meredith Maxwell and Stephen Morel
James McKaty
Louis Merhige
Brenda and Michael Moffitt**
Christopher and Elizabeth Morgan
Charles and Dorothy Nelson
Claudia Nethery
New Orleans Disc Golf Club
New Orleans Council Flower Show Judges
Josephine Nixon
Jackie and Vincent Palumbo**
Joseph and Linda Pappalardo**
Alma and Bob Pettit
Hunter and Catherine Pierson
Diane and Andy Plauche
Lee and Jill Plotkin
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Poole
Lee and Kathy Randall
Rick and Debbie Schaf**
Sally and Palmer Reinhart
Ana and Michael Rielmann
John and Jeanne Risey
Alan and Ann Robson
Louise and Clifton Saik
Charles and Julia Sanders
Oley Sassone and Sally Perry
Susan and Charles Schadt
Laura Scriba
Shady Oaks Garden Club
Laura and Sonny Shields
Shlenker Family Foundation
Bruce and Jackie Shreves**Ο
Laura and Sonny Smith
Peter and Patty Smith**
Gary and Martha Solomon**
Alma Slatten
Claire and Harry Stahel**
Mary Sternberg
Ruth Stone
R and Ann Allison Strub
Donna and Robert Taylor
Carolyn and Lamar Teaford
Patrick and Lauren Templeman
Polly and Bob Thomas**
Leigh Morgan Thorpe
Robert and Patricia Urann
Sarah Usdin
Franz and Marlee Vogt
Sara and George Young
Henry Bernstein and Jerry Zachary
The Zemurray Foundation

Listing includes gifts made January 1, 2020 – April 6, 2021 through City Park, Friends of City Park, and the Botanical Garden Foundation

*City Park Improvement Association Board Member
** Past City Park Improvement Association Board Member
Ο Oak Tree Circle Capstone Member

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